Memories 1.31.2018

125 Years ago

Friday, February 3, 1893

Adv. – The Herald does only first class job work. Try it and see. The prices will suit you, too.

The first patent in the United State was issued July 31, 1700, to Samuel Hopkins for making pot and pearl ashes. Four hundred and thirty-three thousand four hundred and thirty six patents were issued during the first 100 years of the patent office.

In spite of the storm the home missionary meeting at the Congregational church last Friday evening was very well attended and interesting. Messrs, Harper and Marble are doing work in western Kansas and gave some graphic accounts of life on the extreme border.

Dan. Stonebarger is home from Texas where he had a fine time, a pleasant trip, and received splendid treatment at the hands of hospitable Texans. He saw a lot of interesting country and had a first class excursion all through.

100 Years ago

Thursday, January 31, 1918

Edith Van Buren has returned from the Kansas State Normal at Emporia where she has been taking a special course in music. She intends to resume her work as teacher, giving special attention to music pupils of kindergarten and primary ages.

Speaking of keeping your wedding quiet, how is this one. The Herald has been going quietly forward to Miss Belvia Steele in Washington. Recently she wrote us to change her address to Mrs. J. N. Keatts as she has been married for three years. She is living in Pomeroy, Wash. Her friends here, who are glad of her continued interest in them, will wish her joy, if it is a trifle belated.

Seven years ago Charles Young, disappeared from the Dawson neighborhood. Last week his son, Frank, asked for news of him in the Kansas City Star lost relative column. The father answered from Lansing, Kas., where he moved some time ago from Chicago.

Fred Lamparter has had his share of sickness since his stay at Camp Funston. Shortly after going there he had pneumonia and since has had the measles and the erysipelas twice. He is now suffering from rheumatism.

75 Years Ago

Wednesday, February 3, 1943

Sabetha firemen spent Sunday afternoon in a three and a half hour practice session to acquaint themselves with the use of a new ladder designed and built by Fire Chief Earl McQuillen. The ladder is for use against second story, fire in brick veneer buildings where it is dangerous to place a ladder against the wall for fear the wall will collapse. The ladder is 24 feet long, and is placed on the ground some feet from the building, slanting toward the building, but guyed with heavy ropes back to the fire truck or other stationary object.

The OPA has authorize local ration boards, until further notice, to continue to issue temporary transport rations under certain conditions. Rations are not to exceed the applicant’s minimum requirements for a period of 30 days, or until the end of the calendar quarter, whichever is less.

A course new in the Sabetha High School is being taught this semester – aeronautics. This is a preparatory flying course which should prepare students for the Civil Aeronautics Authority examination, required of all who wish to study air navigation. The course is fundamentally the physics of flying. Sandra Brown, Lois Lee and Dallas Pittenger, Wade Gharst, Richard Sorrell, Dale Zimmerman, Richard Windrum comprise the class.

Mrs. Bell Wilson, 71, of Powhattan, fell on covered ice Sunday morning, breaking a leg three inches below the hip bone. She was taken by  ambulance at once to the Horton hospital. Her daughter, Mrs. Earl Bartley, is with her.

50 Years ago

Thursday, February 1, 1968

Nemaha County residents in USD 442 are still divided after a hearing before the Education Committee of the Kansas House of Representatives, Tuesday, January 30. The six school board members in a district which includes Seneca, Corning and Kelly are split three to three on questions involving the future of the school district, construction of new facilities and maintenance and repair of existing facilities.

Unofficial reports indicate that another strike of oil has been discovered on the Walter Heiniger farm three miles west of Sabetha. The test drilling has been operating the past week with work being done by the White and Ellis Drilling Co. of Wichita for Strata Oil Co. The test went to a depth of 3,568 feet into Viola limestone. This test well is called the Heiniger No. 2 and is located southeast of the producing wells on the Melvin Rokey and the late Lewis Bahr farms. It was reported that the drillers were planning on putting down casing in the second well on the Heiniger farm in order to pump the new find and see if it will produce profitably.

In custody at the Brown County jail is Linda Hilker, 19, pending arraignment in District Court on Monday, Feb. 5. Miss Hilker is being held on 16 counts of forgery involving eight checks, according to Brown County Attorney Don Cashman.

The Sabetha Chapter of Future Homemakers of America has undertaken the project of sending clothing to the people of Vietnam. If anyone has fairly good used clothing of any type to give to the Vietnamese, call AV 4-2663, AV 4-2206, or AV 4-2320. All of the clothing should be clean and mended. You must call one of these telephone numbers so your clothing will be picked up. Members of the organization will pick-up any clothing you may have on Feb. 10 and again on Feb. 24. This is just one of many ways we can show the Vietnamese people we really care.

25 Years ago

Wednesday, February 3, 1993

Nemaha County came through with flying colors in a report completed last week by the Legislative Division of Post Audit, but at the expense of the taxpayers, believes county election officer and clerk Anita Heiman. It was unfortunate the charges were made, Heiman said. The county came out well in the audit report, said John Reinhart, director of communications for Kansas Secretary of State Bill Graves. “Anita Heiman is one of the most competent and capable election officers we have in this state.”

Jim Kesler tries to steal the ball away from Randy Hall in the wheelchair basketball game fund-raiser Jan. 30 at Sabetha High School. The game featured local players and members of the Northeast Kansas Handicapped Sports Association. A total of $1,424 was raised for the NKHSA and the Capper’s Foundation, with $600 of that amount donated by the Aid Association for Lutherans.

Sabetha’s Sears catalog store is expected to close in six months as part of the national retail chain’s end to that service. Chyral Shaw, who operates the Sabetha business with her husband, David, said they still do not know if they will be able to continue selling appliances for Sears. Shaw said Sears called them Jan. 26 and gave them the option to end their catalog business that day or wait six months to end it.

The Sabetha City Commission at their Feb. 1 meeting, reviewed the payment plan for costs associated with the Pony Creek Lake that were not covered by the Small Lakes Program. City administrator Ted Hayden said the $350,000 will be paid back from the one-half cent sales tax approved by local voters for the lake project.

10 Years ago

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

According to Nemaha County Sheriff Richard Vernon, on the evening of Monday, Jan. 21, the Nemaha County Sheriff’s Department and Seneca Fire Department responded to a structure fire in Oneida. When deputies and fire department arrived the house, located at north  Fifth Street was engulfed in flames. After the fire was suppressed concerns were raised that there was an occupant in the house.

As part of the Wolf River Leadership Academy held at the former Robinson school facility Tuesday, Jan. 22, a panel of media representatives presented information concerning the most effective way for school staff to communicate and deal with the media. Approximately 20 educators, including USD No. 441 Superintendent Dennis Stones and Sabetha High School teacher Doug Leiker, attended the academy.

Mr. and Mrs. Steven Knoblock of Sabetha announce the engagement of their daughter, Shana, to Nicholas Aberle, son of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Aberle of Sabetha. Both Shana and Nick are graduates of Sabetha High School and Kansas State University. Shana has a bachelor’s degree in journalism and mass communications, and Nick has a bachelor’s degree in agriculture technology management. A June wedding is planned.

Sabetha High School students participated in the We the People State Finals on Monday, Jan. 21, at the Maner Convention Center in Topeka. From this competition the state winning team was chosen and will compete in Nationals in Washington, D.C. in May. Sabetha participated at the novice level, taking four teams. These four teams presented testimony to the judges covering four units of the We the People textbook.

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